A snake’s venom can be one of three types: cytotoxic, neurotoxic, or hemotoxic. Each type of venom affects the body differently. Most snakes do not carry venom, but the ones that do are called venomous. If you stumble upon a snake and do not know what species it is, treat it as if it is … Continue reading What Are the Different Types of Snake Venoms?
Ecology is the study of relationships between organisms and their environment. An organism’s environment can include other organisms. Therefore, ecology is also the study of relationships between organisms and organisms. For example, relationships exist between plants and animals. Plants are a food source to herbivorous and omnivorous animals, while animals help fertilize, propagate, and pollinate … Continue reading What Is Ecology and What Are Ecosystems?
On the continent of Africa, in the muddy current of the Ruzizi River to the blue water of Lake Tanganyika lies a man-eating monster. Burundi natives fear him for he has allegedly killed over 300 people. The monster is an enormous Nile crocodile, and his name is Gustave. The people of Burundi have spoke of … Continue reading Gustave the Crocodile – a Legend and a Killer
If you are attacked, what animal has the greatest chance of taking your life? What animal (among others, of course) should you take extreme precautions around? The Nile crocodile. According to http://www.crocodile-attack.info, a worldwide database of crocodilian attacks, 5,176 attacks have been documented since 1734. Of those, the Nile crocodile is responsible for 1,323. Of … Continue reading Deadliest Animal to Be Attacked By
Growing up to lengths of 21 feet and weighing up to 5,000 plus pounds, the great white shark is the largest predatory fish on earth. Not only are they impressive in size, but also in appearance, speed, and power. It is no wonder why this majestic species is one of the most feared predators in … Continue reading The Great White Shark – Largest Predatory Fish
An organism is any living entity. To better understand this, it may be helpful to learn what three domains (types) of organisms exist. The three domains of organisms are Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya. Bacteria Salmonella Photo credit: https://www.eehealth.org/blog/2018/07/salmonella-infection/ Bacteria are the least complex type of organisms. They are prokaryotes, meaning they are unicellular (single-celled) organisms. … Continue reading What Is an Organism?
https://www.bornfreeusa.org/ maintains a database of exotic animal incidents that occur in the United States. Such incidents include but are not limited to: animal escapes, human injuries, human fatalities, and injuries to animals. The database has records from 1990 to present day, and include incidents from accredited and non-accredited zoos, circuses, and pet owners. After examining … Continue reading What Exotic Animals Are the Most Dangerous to Keep? – Attack/Death Statistics
Unless climate change causes sharknadoes to form, the possibility of being attacked by a shark only exists if you are in a body of water inhabited by sharks. Chances of an unprovoked attack are extremely low (read: https://the-worlds-deadliest.com/2020/04/05/odds-of-being-fatally-attacked-by-a-shark/), but do happen. However, preventative measures can be taken to minimize the risk of a shark attack. … Continue reading How to Prevent a Shark Attack – Minimizing the Risk
The mosquito. Severely underestimated, these deadly insects kill approximately 725,000 people annually (worldwide), which is about the population of Seattle, Washington. Only female mosquitoes bite because they require blood to mature their eggs. Males, and sometimes females, feed on plant juices, such as nectar. A female mosquito can consume enough blood to equal three times … Continue reading What Animal Is Responsible for the Most Deaths per Year?
Animal cells are the basic building blocks in animals. Animal cells are eukaryotic cells, which means they have membrane-bound organelles. There are many different types of cells, such as nerve and red blood cells. Membrane-bound means to be surrounded by a thin lining, or membrane. Organelle comes from the word “organ”. An organelle is a … Continue reading What Are Animal Cells? A Brief Overview of Their Structure